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Online Poker: Patrik Antonius Gives Back $500K

Finnish Pro Still Up $1.75 Million On The Year Despite Rare Downswing


Finnish poker pro Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius, online poker’s biggest winner in history, had a rough past seven days on the Full Tilt Poker software.

According to HighstakesDB, Antonius dropped nearly $500,000 over the course of the week, which might sound like a ton of money, but it’s really just a bump in the road for the poker legend. He’s up roughly $1.75 million this year still. He rarely goes on downswings.

Here’s a look at Antonius’ 2014 HighstakesDB graph:

Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker, who was last year’s biggest winner with around $6 million in profits, had a great week winning $275,000. He did well in a deuce-to-seven triple draw session early in the week. Heinecker has been pretty quiet this year on the virtual felt.

The German opted out of having his long-term results tracked on HighstakesDB, an option that has been increasingly exercised by members of the high-stakes online poker community.

The largest pot of the past week online pitted Antonius against Dan “jungleman12” Cates. The pair were playing heads-up at $300-$600 pot-limit Omaha.

Cates and Antonius each put in around $10,000 preflop and say a flop of QHeart Suit 7Diamond Suit 2Diamond Suit.

Cates checked, Antonius bet the pot and Cates shoved for about $50,000 total. Antonius called with the KClub Suit QSpade Suit 10Heart Suit 9Club Suit and was up against the AClub Suit KDiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 6Club Suit of the American.

The pair elected to run it twice, and the first run-out brought the JHeart Suit and the 3Spade Suit (a win for Antonius) and the second run-out was the 8Diamond Suit 2Spade Suit (a win for Cates). The pot was chopped.

Cates is chasing Antonius for the top spot on the all-time money list.

Here is a look at the official results from the week.

The winners:

ragen70: $275,554
thecortster: $249,770
punting-peddler: $244,044
PostflopAction: $242,628
steamraise: $207,919

The losers:

FinddaGrind: -$494,150
SanIker: -$331,561
PimpyLimpy: -$192,822
ImagineKing: -$125,016
jungleman12: -$111,352